MADISON, Wisconsin — The Wisconsin state Assembly is scheduled to vote on a pair of Republican-backed bills affecting elections.
One measure up for a vote Tuesday would specify that only a chief election inspector and an inspector from a different political party than the chief can secure ballot containers on election day.
The other bill would require an equal number of Republican and Democratic inspectors to perform poll functions.
The proposals stem from a 2012 recall election pitting incumbent Republican Sen. Van Wanggaard against Democrat John Lehman. Wanggaard lost his seat but complained the election was marred by irregularities.
The Senate passed the bills in October.